How To Take Care of Your Sewing Machine

How To Take Care of Your Sewing Machine

  • Store your sewing machine under a dust cover at room temperature in a dry place.
  • Use only new, high-quality thread to reduce interior lint buildup, and regularly unplug the machine and dust inside the bobbin case with a soft cosmetic brush.
  • Lubricate the bobbin case with drops of sewing-machine oil; check your manual for instructions beforehand, says Becky Hanson of Singer Sewing Company. Then run a piece of fabric scrap through the machine to remove residual oil.
  • If you have a computerized or electronic machine, I strongly recommend using a surge cube or protector. This will help to protect against surges, storm damage & “brown outs” (low voltage troughs). Electronic circuitry can be costly to repair & while this is not a guarantee that your computer won’t fail, it will provide protection against many situations. In fact, any sensitive electronic equipment you have, such a computer, large TV’s should also be protected. (Please note that these do not perform the same role as a safety switch).
  • Regular service is important. Your machine should be serviced yearly to keep lubrication fluid and the various mechanical settings accurate. Regular service will often pick up developing problems and fix them before they become expensive repairs.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Thanks for pointing out that we should be covering the machine to keep dust from entering the machine. With that in mind, I think I might buy a bag for it to really secure it all over. This is the machine that my dad gave me for my birthday this year which is why I want to take good care of it because of its sentimental value.

    1. Thank you for your feedback! Yes, it is important to cover your sewing machine to keep it dust free..as much as possible. Remember, to keep in mind a yearly maintenance to expand its lifetime.

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